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For years, Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom (How Pleasure Works) has held readers of The New Yorker and The New York Times rapt with his explorations into the moral world of infants and toddlers. While most of us were oohing and aahing over their cute faces and tiny pink toes, Dr. Bloom was watching them intently, discerning evidence of judgment, empathy, and compassion even before that much-awaited first birthday. But these pleasing revelations about inborn hardwiring are mixed, however, with news not so pleasant: Our adorable little tykes, he discovered, are suspicious of strangers and liable to harshly judge outsiders even before they can teethe or walk. This cutting-edge addition to the never-ending nature versus nurture debate puts a whole new slant on the little guy in the bassinet.